Therapists in Cambria, CA

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Beverly J. Ford
Psychologist, PhD, SAP
Verified Verified
Cambria, CA 93428  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy working with adults experiencing life changes due to a recent separation, divorce, or other life challenges. Supportive, interactive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, providing you life changing strategies and skills. A superbill for out of network services may provide you partial or full reimbursement of session fees. I work closely with Employers and their employees on "Return to Work" AND "Fitness for Duty" Evaluations, including DOT safety sensitive positions. I am a trained Substance Abuse Professional
I enjoy working with adults experiencing life changes due to a recent separation, divorce, or other life challenges. Supportive, interactive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, providing you life changing strategies and skills. A superbill for out of network services may provide you partial or full reimbursement of session fees. I work closely with Employers and their employees on "Return to Work" AND "Fitness for Duty" Evaluations, including DOT safety sensitive positions. I am a trained Substance Abuse Professional
(805) 243-1402 View (805) 243-1402
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Robin Joy Lewis
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Cambria, CA 93428  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have great faith in human resilience and the natural capacity for growth and healing. My experience as a Psychologist has taught me to meet each person where s/he is and creatively support their development toward meeting challenges and living their best life. I have been fortunate in combining my work in private practice with 30 years as a university faculty member training and learning from a wide range of mental health professionals.
I have great faith in human resilience and the natural capacity for growth and healing. My experience as a Psychologist has taught me to meet each person where s/he is and creatively support their development toward meeting challenges and living their best life. I have been fortunate in combining my work in private practice with 30 years as a university faculty member training and learning from a wide range of mental health professionals.
(805) 330-9531 View (805) 330-9531
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Dara Sheik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cambria, CA 93428
Dara's psychotherapy practice is dedicated to helping young adults (aged 18-38) work through challenges related to this phase of life. Young adulthood is a time of great opportunities related to building satisfying relationships, careers and establishing one's own path. Along the way many get stuck in indecision, doubts and fears. For others, stress and unresolved issues can lead to mental health challenges including depression, anxiety and addictions. Expectations of parents and culture can contribute to the pressures and sense of isolation. Working collaboratively with his patients, Dara brings empathy and compassion to work.
Dara's psychotherapy practice is dedicated to helping young adults (aged 18-38) work through challenges related to this phase of life. Young adulthood is a time of great opportunities related to building satisfying relationships, careers and establishing one's own path. Along the way many get stuck in indecision, doubts and fears. For others, stress and unresolved issues can lead to mental health challenges including depression, anxiety and addictions. Expectations of parents and culture can contribute to the pressures and sense of isolation. Working collaboratively with his patients, Dara brings empathy and compassion to work.
(805) 307-7066 View (805) 307-7066
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Leslie Ellen Bullock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, TCTSY-F
Verified Verified
Cambria, CA 93428
Not accepting new clients
I offer therapy for adults 18 years old and over in safe, non-judgmental and empathic relationship. I can help you heal from childhood or more recent trauma, and help reduce trauma's disturbing, intrusive, relational and long lasting effects. I can also work with you to help manage anxiety, depression, stress, attachment and relationship issues, abandonment fears, or grief and loss. My approach is holistic and mind / body oriented. I combine traditional talk therapy with mindfulness and embodiment based practices. I consider it a privilege to be entrusted with working with people in this vital, vulnerable and healing way.
I offer therapy for adults 18 years old and over in safe, non-judgmental and empathic relationship. I can help you heal from childhood or more recent trauma, and help reduce trauma's disturbing, intrusive, relational and long lasting effects. I can also work with you to help manage anxiety, depression, stress, attachment and relationship issues, abandonment fears, or grief and loss. My approach is holistic and mind / body oriented. I combine traditional talk therapy with mindfulness and embodiment based practices. I consider it a privilege to be entrusted with working with people in this vital, vulnerable and healing way.
(805) 316-7076 View (805) 316-7076

Online Therapists

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Robert M Freitas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hollister, CA 95023
A client should feel empowered to express their current symptoms, needs and goals. A person's identity is not defined by a clinical diagnosis and subsequent treatment plan. An ideal client comes with some awareness and willingness to expose vulnerability and work toward their goals. At first, that task can be frightening and daunting. A client must be courageous and vigilant in the pursuit of their goals and on the path to healing. They do not walk that path alone, but lean on the support of a trustworthy, experienced and professional therapist that lights up a path.
A client should feel empowered to express their current symptoms, needs and goals. A person's identity is not defined by a clinical diagnosis and subsequent treatment plan. An ideal client comes with some awareness and willingness to expose vulnerability and work toward their goals. At first, that task can be frightening and daunting. A client must be courageous and vigilant in the pursuit of their goals and on the path to healing. They do not walk that path alone, but lean on the support of a trustworthy, experienced and professional therapist that lights up a path.
(408) 583-6088 View (408) 583-6088
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Lisa Watson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Santa Maria, CA 93458
Welcome, my name is Dr. Lisa Watson and I am licensed to see patients in the state of California. I work with both adolescent and adult clients. My area of specialty is trauma, and I have experience treating PTSD, anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, chronic pain, chronic & acute illness, such as cancer, acute stress disorder, bipolar disorders, transgender identity, adjustment disorders. I work within a holistic, whole person framework, addressing mind, body, emotional, and spiritual interconnectedness, to help clients discover their authentic selves, make meaning of life experiences, become empowered, and heal trauma.
Welcome, my name is Dr. Lisa Watson and I am licensed to see patients in the state of California. I work with both adolescent and adult clients. My area of specialty is trauma, and I have experience treating PTSD, anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, chronic pain, chronic & acute illness, such as cancer, acute stress disorder, bipolar disorders, transgender identity, adjustment disorders. I work within a holistic, whole person framework, addressing mind, body, emotional, and spiritual interconnectedness, to help clients discover their authentic selves, make meaning of life experiences, become empowered, and heal trauma.
(562) 568-9176 View (562) 568-9176
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Tanya Simpson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lompoc, CA 93436
My name is Tanya Simpson. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Sacramento, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults ages 24 and older. I specialize in treating anxiety, stress, depression, and grief and loss. My focus is working with adults, ages 24 and older, primarily using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, and grief and loss to help you live your best. My primary approach to therapy is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, ACT.
My name is Tanya Simpson. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Sacramento, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults ages 24 and older. I specialize in treating anxiety, stress, depression, and grief and loss. My focus is working with adults, ages 24 and older, primarily using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, and grief and loss to help you live your best. My primary approach to therapy is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, ACT.
(805) 303-2869 View (805) 303-2869
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Kirstin Lyon, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmel, CA 93923
I am specially trained and certified to treat eating disorders, and welcome any person who struggles with issues related to eating, weight or body image. I have been treating eating disorder clients and their families for many years, I have experienced personal recovery myself, and have worked in residential eating disorder and mental health outpatient facilities. I have the knowledge and training to treat underlying issues that fuel eating disorders and other mental health issues, including but not limited to, addiction, anxiety, depression, PTSD, abuse, trauma and relationship conflict.
I am specially trained and certified to treat eating disorders, and welcome any person who struggles with issues related to eating, weight or body image. I have been treating eating disorder clients and their families for many years, I have experienced personal recovery myself, and have worked in residential eating disorder and mental health outpatient facilities. I have the knowledge and training to treat underlying issues that fuel eating disorders and other mental health issues, including but not limited to, addiction, anxiety, depression, PTSD, abuse, trauma and relationship conflict.
(831) 531-7653 View (831) 531-7653
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Alberto Gonzalez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Maria, CA 93455
"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." Viktor Frank. If you are here looking for a therapist you are on the right track. I find it a privilege in being able to work with people and helping others embark in a journey of self-discovery and acceptance of who they are. Let me help you identify your strengths and build on your self-care, coping skills, and mindfulness skills for a more balanced life. Let's work together, so we may explore your hopes and fears, unlock what is holding you back.
"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." Viktor Frank. If you are here looking for a therapist you are on the right track. I find it a privilege in being able to work with people and helping others embark in a journey of self-discovery and acceptance of who they are. Let me help you identify your strengths and build on your self-care, coping skills, and mindfulness skills for a more balanced life. Let's work together, so we may explore your hopes and fears, unlock what is holding you back.
(805) 301-6959 View (805) 301-6959
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Christopher Fernandes
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Osos, CA 93402
Therapy can empower you to change unhelpful patterns, moving you toward greater clarity and deeper self-understanding, all while fostering the confidence you need to navigate life with courage and authenticity. I'm committed to being fully present, genuine, and purposeful during our time together.
Therapy can empower you to change unhelpful patterns, moving you toward greater clarity and deeper self-understanding, all while fostering the confidence you need to navigate life with courage and authenticity. I'm committed to being fully present, genuine, and purposeful during our time together.
(805) 900-4129 View (805) 900-4129
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Masood Moghaddam
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atascadero, CA 93422
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed and are not sure why? Have you been having relationship problems? Reaching out for help shows just how much strength you have. We will work together to identify and leverage your strengths to become calmer and less anxious, more motivated and less depressed. You can expect to develop practical coping skills that you can apply in your everyday life for better relationships and better functioning so that you can thrive. Relationships are our greatest resource yet can also be the source of our greatest challenges. We will work together to restore and enhance your relationships.
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed and are not sure why? Have you been having relationship problems? Reaching out for help shows just how much strength you have. We will work together to identify and leverage your strengths to become calmer and less anxious, more motivated and less depressed. You can expect to develop practical coping skills that you can apply in your everyday life for better relationships and better functioning so that you can thrive. Relationships are our greatest resource yet can also be the source of our greatest challenges. We will work together to restore and enhance your relationships.
(415) 612-6598 View (415) 612-6598
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Adi Hendler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401  (Online Only)
I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in California since 2014. My style of therapy utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), but I am trained in a variety of orientations and integrate which ever is best for my client. I believe in providing a holistic approach to treatment in order to ensure overall wellbeing. I have worked with a variety of clients ranging from youth to adults, and dealing with a wide range of concerns from everyday life stressors to severe mental illness. Within my Master's program at Cal Poly and through my practice, I have gained a variety of skills that I would love to pass on to you.
I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in California since 2014. My style of therapy utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), but I am trained in a variety of orientations and integrate which ever is best for my client. I believe in providing a holistic approach to treatment in order to ensure overall wellbeing. I have worked with a variety of clients ranging from youth to adults, and dealing with a wide range of concerns from everyday life stressors to severe mental illness. Within my Master's program at Cal Poly and through my practice, I have gained a variety of skills that I would love to pass on to you.
(805) 232-7291 View (805) 232-7291
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Kristina Paramore
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Hi! My name is Kristina and Congratulations on possibly your first step towards reaching your goals. Has life become too overwhelming? Confused about what your next step is or how to overcome a current life challenge and feel as if you are stuck? Therapy can be a great starting point. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist practicing since 2010; working with individuals, couples, families and teens.
Hi! My name is Kristina and Congratulations on possibly your first step towards reaching your goals. Has life become too overwhelming? Confused about what your next step is or how to overcome a current life challenge and feel as if you are stuck? Therapy can be a great starting point. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist practicing since 2010; working with individuals, couples, families and teens.
(805) 316-7140 View (805) 316-7140
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Wendy Ann Clodfelter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Atascadero, CA 93422
My passion is working with kids and families. I can help with anxiety, depression, relationships and attachment, trauma, school concerns and low self esteem. I also support parents and offer solutions to behavioral concerns at home and in the school setting. I work with families to help with improved communication and better functioning. I encourage parents to take care of themselves and focus on what is working as well as change what is not working.
My passion is working with kids and families. I can help with anxiety, depression, relationships and attachment, trauma, school concerns and low self esteem. I also support parents and offer solutions to behavioral concerns at home and in the school setting. I work with families to help with improved communication and better functioning. I encourage parents to take care of themselves and focus on what is working as well as change what is not working.
(805) 391-7914 View (805) 391-7914
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Meagan Edwards
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Hi, I'm Meagan Edwards and I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. My degree, training, and specialties are centered on repairing and enhancing relationships; both those with ourselves and others. I consider and work with individuals and families with holistic frameworks and consideration of the various systems that impact them. My style is client-centered. I utilize systems frameworks in my practice.
Hi, I'm Meagan Edwards and I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. My degree, training, and specialties are centered on repairing and enhancing relationships; both those with ourselves and others. I consider and work with individuals and families with holistic frameworks and consideration of the various systems that impact them. My style is client-centered. I utilize systems frameworks in my practice.
(805) 386-9054 View (805) 386-9054
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Jane Akponye
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Maria, CA 93458
Hello, my name is Dr. Jane Akponye! I hold a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 129857), a certified Anger Management provider, an EQi-2.0 certified practitioner, and the author of “Children of Divorced Parents”. As a passionate person, I decided to help people find their passions and celebrate life through counseling. Due to perceived stigma, it’s often tough to decide whether to see a therapist when we are worried, stressed, anxious, and overwhelmed with life experiences. I ask you not to struggle through it alone but embrace help.
Hello, my name is Dr. Jane Akponye! I hold a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 129857), a certified Anger Management provider, an EQi-2.0 certified practitioner, and the author of “Children of Divorced Parents”. As a passionate person, I decided to help people find their passions and celebrate life through counseling. Due to perceived stigma, it’s often tough to decide whether to see a therapist when we are worried, stressed, anxious, and overwhelmed with life experiences. I ask you not to struggle through it alone but embrace help.
(805) 429-8698 View (805) 429-8698
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Pacific Emotional Wellness
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, AMFT, MA, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Pacific Emotional Wellness is a group therapy practice led by Camille Johnson, and consists of several skilled therapists including Rachel Cha, Grace Peavy, Audrey DeFrisco, Julie Jennings, Debbie Whitney, Cassidy Pierce, Téa Main, Griff Jennings, and Gabriel Solla. We take a deep and soulful approach to walking alongside our clients on their journey of growth and healing. Whether you are feeling stuck in the rut of life, dealing with grief/loss, having relationship concerns, experienced a trauma, etc., we are here for you no matter what stage of your healing journey you are in.
Pacific Emotional Wellness is a group therapy practice led by Camille Johnson, and consists of several skilled therapists including Rachel Cha, Grace Peavy, Audrey DeFrisco, Julie Jennings, Debbie Whitney, Cassidy Pierce, Téa Main, Griff Jennings, and Gabriel Solla. We take a deep and soulful approach to walking alongside our clients on their journey of growth and healing. Whether you are feeling stuck in the rut of life, dealing with grief/loss, having relationship concerns, experienced a trauma, etc., we are here for you no matter what stage of your healing journey you are in.
(805) 519-8468 View (805) 519-8468
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Shani Wichman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Templeton, CA 93465
I see clients in person in Templeton as well as online. You don't need to settle for pain and stagnation as you experience life's challenges. I can help you navigate your emotional journey and guide you towards feeling better. I provide counseling in a safe and nurturing environment for adults, teens, and adolescents to better manage life transitions, depression, anxiety, stress, relationship challenges, and trauma that can affect the way we connect with others and reach our personal goals.
I see clients in person in Templeton as well as online. You don't need to settle for pain and stagnation as you experience life's challenges. I can help you navigate your emotional journey and guide you towards feeling better. I provide counseling in a safe and nurturing environment for adults, teens, and adolescents to better manage life transitions, depression, anxiety, stress, relationship challenges, and trauma that can affect the way we connect with others and reach our personal goals.
(805) 243-2624 View (805) 243-2624
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Paula Grand-Place
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lompoc, CA 93436
Waitlist for new clients
For many, one of the hardest things to do is ask for help. Congratulations! You are taking the first step by considering therapy. I often tell my clients, "nothing changes, if nothing changes." Now, more than ever, people may need assistance due to their everyday stresses of living. It can be overwhelming to try to balance family, career and relationships. Or maybe you have had a recent life experience which is causing you to seek help. Sometimes people are simply looking to gain more self-awareness and to grow emotionally. Whatever your reason, therapy can help.
For many, one of the hardest things to do is ask for help. Congratulations! You are taking the first step by considering therapy. I often tell my clients, "nothing changes, if nothing changes." Now, more than ever, people may need assistance due to their everyday stresses of living. It can be overwhelming to try to balance family, career and relationships. Or maybe you have had a recent life experience which is causing you to seek help. Sometimes people are simply looking to gain more self-awareness and to grow emotionally. Whatever your reason, therapy can help.
(805) 350-1936 View (805) 350-1936
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Yadira Ramirez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Salinas, CA 93906
I am Yadira Ramirez and I have been practicing as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the last 9 years, having received my Master of Social Work from California State University Los Angeles. My life and professional experiences have made me an empathetic, compassionate, non-judgmental, and relatable therapist. My journey as a mental health provider includes working with adults who are marginalized, low-income, and/or suffering from chronic to severe mental health issues; older adults and issues related to dementia and Alzheimer's; and victims of crimes. Please note I am fluent in Spanish.
I am Yadira Ramirez and I have been practicing as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the last 9 years, having received my Master of Social Work from California State University Los Angeles. My life and professional experiences have made me an empathetic, compassionate, non-judgmental, and relatable therapist. My journey as a mental health provider includes working with adults who are marginalized, low-income, and/or suffering from chronic to severe mental health issues; older adults and issues related to dementia and Alzheimer's; and victims of crimes. Please note I am fluent in Spanish.
(831) 480-6511 View (831) 480-6511

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Number of Therapists in Cambria, CA

< 10

Therapists in Cambria, CA who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Other
100% Stress
100% Life Transitions
75% Grief

Average years in practice

26 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Other
33% Medicare
33% TriWest

How Therapists in Cambria, CA see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Cambria?

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.